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  1. Pension plans/retirement

    Be very wary of anyone telling you to transfer pensions, unless you have a few small ones. Never leave a DB scheme.
  2. If you were prime minster tomorrow....

    Ah yes, we don’t agree with you so we are stupid. Right oh.
  3. What grinds my gears...

    It is possible to have cold hands but warm arms.
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  5. Amusing News Stories

    The context is important; yes she is a influencer in the world of social media, but also the markets where I think ignoring the power of the customer / user base, and this was a wake up call. Suddenly it seemed very clear that Snapchat have problems. Also their shares are still higher than they where in September.
  6. another school shooting

    But, Wayne said all you need to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun!!
  7. The UBI and related chat Thread

    You could also argue that as AI increases, the cost of production could either 1) be maintained by taxing robots (or another route to replace the employment / social taxes built into the cost base) to support UBI, or 2) Drop dramatically so that the level of UBI required to live comfortably would be much much lower than now, making it affordable. Funnily enough, I an increasingly convinced that we will see UBI in some form, initially for those out of work, retired, stay at home mums or dads, and gradually becoming a real universal benefit. The only real alternative is the creation of a new type of job which has social benefit and supports such a payment, but I think again that would be a means of control rather than anything actually beneficial.
  8. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    Very very very few people are not influenced by external factors in determining their view of themselves. There are degrees of course, i don't need expensive clothes for example, which is very important to others, but there are things I spend money on but clearly don't need.
  9. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    Australian Banks are pretty unique in their profitability levels. Their market needs to be opened up to competition. a decent challenger bank based on tech solutions and without the insane banking fees in Australia would quickly eat into their profits.
  10. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    Maslow was right in the absence of powerful external factors which are designed to make us consume shit we don't really need.
  11. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    There is undoubtedly a lot wrong in society, I'm not denying that. There are also a lot of idiots who have no idea what life is like for a lot of people. See the twat in Bristol Conservative association who tweeted that if you can't feed your family for £10 a week you don't know how to feed your family, on the back of Jack Monroe somehow doing it in 2014 for a short period.
  12. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    They aren’t that happy when their babies die, or they get cholera, or they work all day on the fields but have nothing to show for it due to drought. If Stone Age living is so great why isn’t everyone doing it? When it is called poverty you want the taxes of capitalism to fix it?
  13. Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    Capitalism does not only benefit the rich. Ridiculous statement. It might benefit the rich more than the poor, but it has undoubtedly improved life for almost the whole of mankind.
  14. Absolute cvnts of our time Pt.MXXVI

    On days like this, the appeal of the US system of consecutive rather than concurrent sentences is very very appealing. All that misery caused and this Falder bastard could be out by the time he is 63. Not enough.